After 45 years as a personal injury trial lawyer 20 months have passed without a trial or court appearance. A few days ago I walked into the courthouse to attend a court status call. The Judge and Court personnel sat behind a solid wall of plexiglass which reminded me of a currency exchange. The spectator benches had been removed and folding card table chairs were placed around the room.
When I left the courtroom it reminded me of the experience of returning to an old neighborhood thinking that it would remain the same. Unfortunately, that is rarely the case. I frankly wonder if the trial practice of law will ever be the same? To be continued!